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608, 2016

Teen Book Giveaway!

By |August 6th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Teen Book Giveaway!
Do you know a teen that loves to read? Be sure they visit the Telling Tales Festival this fall to discover some exciting new books.  This year we have a special Teen Stage that features talented Canadian authors Shane Peacock and Kevin Sands!

We’re celebrating with a special contest. Here’s your chance to win The […]

2007, 2016

Enter the Telling Tales Bookmark Contest!

By |July 20th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales Bookmark Contest!
Create a bookmark
Here’s your chance to win fabulous prizes! Use your imagination and creativity to show us how you and your family explore your world.
Who can enter?
The contest is open to children from 3 to 14 years old. There are eight prizes to be handed out in total! Two […]

1307, 2016

Memories made at Telling Tales

By |July 13th, 2016|Featured, Latest News, Press Club|0 Comments

Our newest Press Club member Jordan L., 13 from Hamilton enjoys attending the Telling Tales Festival with her sister and mom. She has shared some special moments, including her fondest festival memories. Thank you so much for sharing these special times with us Jordan!

The Telling Tales Press Club is designed to encourage kids aged 6-14 […]

107, 2016

Oh Canada!

By |July 1st, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oh Canada!
Win a Canadian book in the Telling Tales Canada Day giveaway
We’re so proud of all our Canadian presenters, we’re giving away a book a day for the next week as part of the Telling Tales Canada Day giveaway. To celebrate Canada’s birthday we’re featuring a few of our authors this week and their all-Canadian […]

1106, 2016

Win Tokyo Digs a Garden!

By |June 11th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Win Tokyo Digs a Garden!
Wrap up the end of Canadian Environment Week with a special book giveaway
Win a copy of Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano! This book is an imaginative tale of urban environmentalism.

How do you promote conservation and the natural world around us? Do you go for hikes, participate in community clean-ups, […]

706, 2016

Win If I Had a Gryphon

By |June 7th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win If I Had a Gryphon
Share your pet pics to win!
Here’s your chance to win an adorable new picture book by author Vikki VanSickle.

Her first picture book If I Had a Gryphon just came out in February. This laugh-out-loud pet story with a twist, features magical creatures in realistic situations. Do you have the perfect pet? […]

606, 2016

School Contest Judges Announced

By |June 6th, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

School Contest Judges Announced 
Special guest judges will select winners in the Telling Tales 2016 Explore Your World school contest
We have a new contest that encourages students to work together for a chance to win an author presentation at their school. As a class, students select a book from the 2016 Telling Tales Reading List. Then together, […]

106, 2016

Exhibit at the Telling Tales Festival!

By |June 1st, 2016|Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Exhibit at the Telling Tales Festival!
Do you own a small business? Want to reach families and support literacy in our community?

Then consider joining us in the large meadow by becoming an exhibitor.

Our Exhibitor’s Marketplace is a great venue to promote your product or service in a fun and creative way.

The large meadow is a busy […]

2205, 2016

Win a signed Kevin Sylvester book!

By |May 22nd, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win a signed Kevin Sylvester book!
This long weekend we’re kicking off the Telling Tales contest book giveaway season with the author/illustrator who helped us kick-off this year’s Festival. Here’s your chance to win one of two signed Neil Flambé books by Kevin Sylvester! This popular culinary mystery caper series is a great addition to any […]

1805, 2016

Explore Your World at the 2016 Telling Tales Festival

By |May 18th, 2016|Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Explore Your World at the 2016 Telling Tales Festival
 Discover how books can take you anywhere
Go on an adventure at this year’s Telling Tales Festival. Hear what inspires authors to write, discover drawing tips from illustrators, and listen to musical tales. This literary celebration is not to be missed!

There is something for all ages, including the […]

1005, 2016

Behind the Scenes with Kevin Sylvester

By |May 10th, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes with Kevin Sylvester

At Telling Tales we are thrilled to promote literacy and really get kids excited about reading. New this year we have created a very special school contest where three lucky schools have the chance to win an exclusive author visit!

And who better to spread this great news than the […]

105, 2016

Celebrate Mother Goose Day with a Nursery Rhyme Contest

By |May 1st, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Did you know today is Mother Goose Day? Pull out your favourite nursery rhyme, poem or song and tell us your favourite, because we’re celebrating with a special book giveaway!

Here’s your chance to win Little Jack Horner Live From the Corner by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Mike Boldt. It’s a fun story that features […]

2503, 2016

We’re looking for sponsors!

By |March 25th, 2016|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We’re looking for sponsors!
Show your support for children’s literacy
Are you a businesses or organization interested in supporting a love of reading among children in our community? Consider sponsoring the Telling Tales Festival – Canada’s most important children’s literary festival. All sponsors will be recognized throughout our 2016 marketing campaign, which kicks off in early May.
Sponsor […]

1703, 2016

Presenting a “St. Patrick’s Day” Telling Tales Press Club Story

By |March 17th, 2016|Featured, Latest News, Press Club|0 Comments

Presenting a “St. Patrick’s Day”
Telling Tales Press Club Story
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with a special story by one of our Press Club members.

Lauren W., 6, from Hamilton loves writing and drawing! She wrote another story about two best friends, a dolphin named Sparkle and a turtle named Joey. Now […]

703, 2016

Telling Tales is a Top 100 Festival in Ontario

By |March 7th, 2016|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Telling Tales is a Top 100 Festival in Ontario
We are thrilled to announce that Telling Tales is a Top 100 Festival in Ontario once again! Thank you to Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) for recognizing our festival – we are so proud to have earned this prestigious designation since 2012! ‪

The Telling Tales team accepted our Top 100 […]

103, 2016

A Tongue Twisting Celebration!

By |March 1st, 2016|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special book giveaway!

Here’s your chance to win one of two SIGNED books by Canada’s own female Dr. Seuss: Sheree Fitch!

The talented wordsmith mesmerized us at the Telling Tales Festival this past September with the speed and ease of her storytelling – she makes it look so easy!

Sheree Fitch […]

1402, 2016

Love is in the air!

By |February 14th, 2016|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Family Day with our LOVEly Contest!
We love kids stories, especially ones that celebrate family and love! To mark this special long weekend we came up with a sweet contest.
Win A Book!
Win your very own SIGNED copy of Never Let You Go by Patricia Storms. This book is about the enduring love […]

1302, 2016

Presenting a “Fishy” Telling Tales Press Club Story

By |February 13th, 2016|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Press Club|0 Comments

Presenting a “Fishy” Telling Tales Press Club Story
We’re proud to publish a sequel!
One of our young Press Club members has submitted a new story. Lauren W., 6, from Hamilton is a budding author and illustrator that loves animals – especially dolphins. She wrote a story about two best friends: a dolphin named Sparkle and a […]

2101, 2016

Presenting a Telling Tales Press Club Horse Tale

By |January 21st, 2016|Featured, Latest News, Press Club|0 Comments

Presenting a Telling Tales Press Club Horse Tale
We are excited to feature a special Telling Tales Press Club story from our latest member: author and illustrator, Adrienne S., 9, from Burford. She loves taking horse riding lessons and wrote a story inspired by her experiences taking care of horses!

We would love to hear about your hobbies […]

2312, 2015

Presenting a Nutcracker Tale

By |December 23rd, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Presenting a Nutcracker Tale

Enjoy this special Press Club exclusive story by our latest member Kase B., 7 of Binbrook. His mom won tickets to the Ballet Jörgen Canada performance of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition! He attended the performance on December 5, 2015 at Hamilton Place and was inspired to write and draw his favourite part […]

2112, 2015

Inspired by stories, tales and rhymes

By |December 21st, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

St. George elementary school students discover what it takes to be an author

Over 200 students from kindergarten to Gr. 4 enjoyed a private author presentation this fall. This experience was made possible as part of the Telling Tales App Photo Contest. Entrants had to take a picture of their favourite reading spot, and Wendy Rose […]

1012, 2015

Deck the Shelves With New Books!

By |December 10th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales Ho Ho Ho-liday Giveaway
What better way to spend time with the family this holiday season than snuggling up with a good book?

Here’s your chance to win a new book to add to your collection, or win a family pass to take the family out for a nice day at the Art […]

2711, 2015

Presenting a Creative Tale

By |November 27th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Presenting a Creative Tale
Enjoy this featured story by our latest Press Club member Gabriel V., 9 of Hamilton. He wrote a great story involving magic, adventure and carrots!

Gabriel attended the 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and submitted this terrific story. We would love to hear about your experiences at the festival this year! Write […]

2411, 2015

Supporting Literacy & A Love of Reading

By |November 24th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Telling Tales presents $12,000 to local literacy organizations
The Telling Tales Festival is a one-day event, combined with a yearlong commitment to promoting literacy and inspiring a love of reading. One way we do this is by donating back to local literacy organizations. “It’s incredibly satisfying to be able to give $12,000 back to literacy projects […]

1911, 2015

Celebrate the season with five days of giving

By |November 19th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Celebrate the season with five days of giving
Kick-off the festive holiday season by enjoying a Christmas classic. Our friends at Ballet Jörgen have generously donated tickets to their upcoming performance of The Nutcracker. This Canadian holiday tradition takes place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Hamilton Place.
Enter our latest contest to win tickets
We would love to […]

1411, 2015

Presenting an Artistic Press Club Story

By |November 14th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

 

 

We have a great story by author and illustrator Chloe B., 6, from Hamilton. She drew a gorgeous picture and wrote a short story about being an artist.

Chloe attended the 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and submitted this terrific story. We would love to hear about your experiences at the festival this year! Write a […]

1211, 2015

Festival 2015 Slideshow

By |November 12th, 2015|Early Literacy, Latest News|0 Comments

2810, 2015

Enjoy our ‘Life’s a Beach’ Press Club Picture

By |October 28th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Presenting a Telling Tales Press Club drawing inspired by the beach!
We love this illustration from our latest Press Club member:  Mateo Z., 6, from Hamilton.

Look at all the detail and his use of colours – marvelous job Mateo!

He handed in his picture at the 7th annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and earned an […]

2310, 2015

Tell Your Tale at Telling Tales

By |October 23rd, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Congratulations to the 2015 “Tell Your Tale” contest winners!

At Telling Tales our goal is to bring stories to life. One way we do this is by having literary and historical characters in costume, strolling around the Festival talking to kids.

We are very fortunate to have Westfield Heritage Village volunteers dressed as historical characters and Creative […]

1610, 2015

A Photo is Worth a School Author Visit

By |October 16th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

A Photo is Worth a School Author Visit
 With the Telling Tales App Photo Contest
This year winners clicked and snapped their way to win! We asked people to submit creative and fun photos that featured a favourite reading spot. Congratulations to Wendy Rose of St. George – she is the grand prize contest winner! She took […]

1310, 2015

Presenting a Sunny Press Club Story

By |October 13th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enjoy This Summertime Press Club Story!

We have a great story by author and illustrator Alexandra R., 6, of Hamilton. She drew a beautiful picture of her family and wrote a short story about her favourite season.

Alexandra attended the 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20th and submitted this fantastic story. We would love to hear about your […]

2109, 2015

The 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival: An Awesome Celebration of Literacy

By |September 21st, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Canada’s FREE children’s literary festival happened on Sunday, September 20th at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario – and it was AWESOME!

A crowd of over 7,000 children and their families were entertained by over 25 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers and musicians.

The Book of Awesome author Neil Pasricha launched his brand new children’s […]

1809, 2015

Presenting a Spooky Press Club Story

By |September 18th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We are thrilled to feature a special Telling Tales Press Club story from our seasoned Press Club members: Victoria B., 9, and Emma C., 10, both from Hamilton.

They wrote a spooky adventure story! Fantastic job girls! Just for entering, Victoria and Emma earn an exclusive Telling Tales Press Badge, Souvenir Program and Telling Tales poster! […]

1609, 2015

Win the adventure story Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book

By |September 16th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Can you imagine being pulled into a steampunk comic book? How cool would that be?

Find out in Richard Scrimger and Marthe Jocelyn’s Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book. Win a copy by entering our latest contest!

All you have to do is tell us the name of your favourite comic book or graphic novel.

The contest runs from September […]

1209, 2015

Enter Our Awesome Contest!

By |September 12th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Win Awesome is Everywhere Before it’s Available in Stores!

Neil Pasricha, best known for The Book of Awesome is coming out with a new children’s book, Awesome is Everywhere. In fact, Neil will introduce the world to his book at the Telling Tales Festival on Sept. 20, 2015!
Win his first children’s book – have a copy […]